Thursday, May 24, 2007

Getting A Life

I'm "Getting A Life!"

Are you?

Thanks to everyone who chimed in on the topic of being pathetic. It's interesting to know that our patheticism revolves around our lack of a sex drive (excluding Piddler, who is a sex goddess in her own right--you go girl!)

If you were even too pathetic to leave a comment to enter the contest, you still have till Friday, 5 p.m. to do so. A winner will be named early next week.

In other news, ways Manic Mom is now getting a life:

It's 8:05 a.m.

I'm up!

I'm awake!

I'm cheery.

I've been up for 2-1/2 hours, and have already walked FOUR MILES! Yes, you read that right. Four miles. To me, that's a lot. And I walked four yesterday. And the day before that, I walked SEVEN! (Three to Starbucks early in the a.m., then the four-mile route my friend and I are combatting.)

I've decided this is absolutely the only way to jumpstart my metabolism and if that means I have to get my a$$ out of bed every morning at 6:00, to get the exercise in and to feel good about myself, then this is what I have to do.

So. There.

But, it's not like I haven't BEEN exercising. I average 4-6 times a week some sort of exercise, whether it's strength training, walking, yoga (I even swam twice last week). I don't know why my body is so freaking rebellious?

And I've also decided that if this doesn't kick my metabolism into gear, then the hell with it all, and I'll just resign myself to being a big ole blimp and eat anything and everything that gets in the way.

The other goal my walking pal and I have is that we are expecting at least one cat-call, horn-honk, whistle-blow per walk. We have to walk till we get that. And believe it or not, yesterday, some tattoo-clad dude in a white work truck did whistle at us. And the shocking thing was it sounded sincere! Walker pal and I both fell to the ground in gratitude. I was sure as the truck was passing us, the dudes were saying, "We sure made those old ladies feel good." Thank you boys!

24 comments:

Lainey-Paney said...

Wow. that's a lot of walking.

I'm proud of you!
:)

Monnik said...

That is a lot of walking, especially at 6 a.m. great job!!

The Anti-Wife said...

I need some excitement in my life. Stop by my blog and give me some suggestions. Only rules: they must be quick, easy and inexpensive. I need some fresh ideas! Help!

By the way, if you're walking this much you should consider going a little farther each day with the goal of doing one of the Avon Cancer walks. I'd help support you!

Manic Mom said...

Anti-wife--my walker gal pal IS doing the Avon three-day walk. I can't do it the weekend it's planned for.

I will stop by the anti-wife. I am sure all our lives are boring now that Snark is retired.

Manic Mom said...

Anti-Wife--I hope you like the suggestions I left at your blog. Don't they sound SOOOO fun! I want to do some of them!

Trish Ryan said...

Congrats on the motivation...makes me feel like working out just reading about it!

stephhale said...

You will be surprised at what how much the walking helps. I've been walking four miles a day since 3/26 & eating better, but not perfect, and have lost 22 pounds. Of course, I have about a hundred to go but it's a start.

Steph~

mcewen said...

I'd ease up on the walking you know, it'll only make you shorter and you'll get 'there' too soon.
Cheers

Piddler said...

Okay, now you're making fun of me.

My husband would laugh his ass off to hear me called a sex goddess. We've been through our hard times but have learned from them.

I was attempting to share my hard-won experience with you young whipper-snappers before your sex parts become fossilized!

Sniff. I think I need a hug.

Pinks & Blues said...

Good for you!! I give you a ton of credit! Every morning I get that urge to get up and go... but unfortunately - I just don't have the energy!
Love your blog - you have a regular visitor in me!
- Audrey
http://www.pinksandbluesgirls.wordpress.com
www.pinksandblues.com

Mom said...

Dad and I were cracking up out loud reading this blog!!! Make sure you read the "walking thingy" I forwarded to you. It sums up about everything you said. Keep up the great attitude and keep going! 1-4-3 Mom

The Anti-Wife said...

Thanks for all the fabulous suggestions. I'm compiling lists to take with me.

Colorado Writer said...

A walk to Starbucks? I would be out of breath and laying on the floor. The sexy 6'4" blonde Brad Pitt-looking barista at mine would have to give me mouth-to-mouth. Hmmmmm....

Maybe I'll walk over tommorrow.

WAY TO GO!

Eileen said...

Why is the song "these boots were made for walking" is in my head?

appletini said...

I love to walk! I hope it boosts your metabolism :)

Jenster said...

Four miles is great!!! I'm going to get a life starting next Tuesday. I'm waiting for the long weekend to be over. Though we are going to go see Pirates on Monday so I think that may constitute a life. OH! And we go to our monthly wine club Saturday night. Oh my gosh! I think I may have a life after all!!

So Tuesday I'm going to start my healthier life. :o)

Kate said...

You rule! Ha-- and I was proud of getting up to be at the club at 8am on Saturdays and that's only with the promise of a delicious breakfast after. So, you know I approve of walking to Starbucks. :)

Keep going with the exercise. I still have trouble sometimes. Usually I want to go home and sleep or read or just watch TV, but I think that I want to have worked out. And I don't think I've ever regretted it after. Have you taken your measurements? I've found that's a lot more satisfying than weight. I could get depressed by only 15 pounds lost since August, but trying on a pair of Lucky jeans that were TWO SIZES smaller than the ones I bought last summer felt darn good! Here's to experiences like that for you soon!

And good for you for getting the whistles!

Swishy said...

You are a SUPERSTAR! Yayyy Manic!

Amy W said...

Next week, I am going to the gym for a 5:45 am class....wish me luck!

Jess Riley said...

I'm in awe of all of your walking. I crab about walking two blocks from my parking ramp to the office!

Good for you, woman. :)

(I will say, however, that all of the planting I'm doing is good for the upper arms!)

Jess Riley said...

I'm in awe of all of your walking. I crab about walking two blocks from my parking ramp to the office!

Good for you, woman. :)

(I will say, however, that all of the planting I'm doing is good for the upper arms!)

Steph said...

Good on you! There is no way I'd be able to get my arse out of bed that early, especially in winter. Kudos to you.

Karen said...

Way to go! Love the goal of getting a catcall. I've never had one in years and years of walking, but I'm glad to hear that you're successful.

Have a great weekend!

Patti said...

i workout regularly, and 4 miles is a lot! go you.

i have also added you to my blogroll...it was bound to happen.